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November 19, 2008 


Vol. 76, No. 10 An Independent Publication Founded 1924 

Music Industry Conference 2008 

Going for a spin: 
Vinyl sales increase in 

a digital age 


Stick a label an it: 

a look at options for 




k It Out! 

e's guide to 

area venues 



Students sound off 
about MIC 



Heard around 
the world: 
LVC students 
discuss music 


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La Vie Collegienne 
November 19, 2008 

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Once thought to be a dying 
medium, vinyl sales are 
improving in the face of the 
MP3 and iPod generation. 



Three LVC students got the 
opportunity to experience 
the music industry first-hand, 
working alongside award- 
winning producers and high- 
profile artists.. .even if they 
had to get their coffee every 
now and then. 



Students studying overseas 
share their impressions of 
music tastes abroad. 



The LVC Music Industry 
Conference has come a long 
way in its four-year history. 
Find out how it all began 
and how this class project 
continues to grow. 


Cover artwork by: 

Ben Waltz '11 
Sam Shoemaker 'll 

n Wolff 09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Music is everywhere. 
Its on the computer, 
on the phone, on 
TV, in movies, and 
of course, its splattered all over the 
internet. But where does this music 
come from? 

With modern technology and 
Internet-based musical distribu- 
tion, there are new options to tra- 
ditional copyright laws and record 
labels. Below are a few of the many 
options available. 

Major labels 

When people think of record la- 
bels, these are probably what come 
to mind — the stereotypical labels 
that every high school band dreams 
of getting signed to one day. 

A "major" is a massive, multina- 
tional company that makes up more 
than 5% of the world market for the 
sale of records. The current majors 
are Sony BMG, EMI, Universal 
Music Group, and Warner Music 
Group, also known as the Big Four. 

These companies finance and dis- 
tribute most of the commercially suc- 
cessful records that is heard today, and 
in return for financing these albums, 
they are given the rights to the sound 
recordings and keep a large share of 
the albums' profits for themselves. 

Indie labels 

The "indies" are record labels that 
are not funded by the Big Four. Typi- 
cally they don t have the financial re- 
sources to promote their music like 
the majors. Still, many labels have 
been able to survive, be successful, 
and even give more royalties back to 
the artists. 

The many sounds 
of success 

Record labels consists of much more than the Big Four 

While some people may think 
that indie labels comprise a rela- 
tively new phenomenon, they have 
actually been around for a long 
time — ever heard of Apple Re- 
cords? Yes, the Beatles started their 
own indie label in 1968. 

It was not until the punk rock 
era, though, that indies took on 
the form known today. The "do-it- 
yourself" mentality of the era led 
to a boom in these upstart labels. 
While most of these original labels 
no longer exist, the DIY nature can 
still be seen in today s indie labels, 
such as Domino Records, Slugfest 
Records, and Tooth & Nail. 

Open Source Labels 

Open source labels are a re- 
sponse to what some musicians see 
as too much corporate control over 
the music industry. These labels al- 
low artists to distribute music with 

Ben Waltz Tl / LA VIE 
a greater level of freedom under a 
"copyleft" license. 

"Copyleft" is a play on the word 
copyright. It describes the practice of 
using copyright laws to remove the 
restrictions of distribution and modi- 
fication from works such as music, art, 
and software. Copyright infringement 
may be avoided if all modified forms 
of product are also distributed under 
the copyleft scheme. 

Some better known open source 
labels are BeatPick, Krayola Re- 
cords, and Gizmotron. 

Creative Commons 

Creative Commons is a non- 
profit organization that offers yet 
another alternative to the standard 
copyright laws and big record com- 
panies. Founded by Lawrence Less- 
ing, Creative Commons is devoted 
to expanding creative content by 
giving artists the ability to decide 

which rights they reserve and which 
they waive for the benefit of others. 

To do this, Creative Commons 
offers six main licenses agreements 
with varying levels of restriction. 

Some of the most popular Creative 
Common sites are Jamendo, Electro- 
bel Community, and CCMixter. 

No Label 

If even that is too limiting for 
some, why bother with any record 
label at all? Bands like Nine Inch 
Nails and Radiohead are now tak- 
ing on the world sans record label. 

This gives artists the ability to "go 
viral" and release music when and how 
they want at a price of their choice or 
the choice of the purchaser. It also al- 
lows artists to package albums in mul- 
tiple forms, allowing the real fans to 
support their favorite artists — and the 
avid ones to spend huge sums of mon- 
ey on collector s editions bundles. 

The "Big Four" are still the jug- 
gernauts of the music industry, but 
if an artist can t get signed to Sony 
BMG, there are clearly other power- 
ful and effective options available. 

Sources:, Cre-,, 




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La Vie Collegienne 
November 19, 2008 

Vinyl sales make a comeback 

Brittany Tobias '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Some are calling it the last nail 
in the coffin for CDs. 

No, its not MP3 formatting but 
the surge of vinyl record sales in the 
past two years. 

In its end of the year report for 
2007, the Recording Industry As- 
sociation of America showed some 
surprising numbers. Extended Play 
(EP) and Long Play (LP) sales were 
up a staggering 36.6 percent while 
CD sales slumped by 17.5 percent. 
While CD sales have slumped in 
the last decade due to digital mu- 
sic sales and illegal downloading, 
many record labels are jumping on 
the resurgence of vinyl sales. 

To keep the iPod generation sat- 
isfied, many labels are offering new 
releases on vinyl in addition to CD 

and MP3 formats. Some are even 
going the extra step and giving free 
coupons for audio downloads to 
customers who choose to buy a vinyl 
record. That still gives the customers 
the perks of having the vinyl at home 
and the convenience of taking the 
digital files with them on the go. 

So why after years of declining 
sales is vinyl making a comeback? 

Many music enthusiasts have two 
main reasons. Music junkies prefer 
the sound of a vinyl record to that of 
a compact disc. When CDs are being 
recorded, the engineers have the ca- 
pability to compress as much audio 
as possible, making it sound as loud 
as possible. However, vinyl doesn t 
have the ability to be as compressed, 
giving a softer, warmer, and more ap- 
preciated sound. 

The second reason is the artwork 
and packaging. Since the iTunes in- 

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vasion began, consumers 
would purchase the mu- 
sic files, but the booklets 
found inside CD cases 
with photos and lyrics 
couldnt be sold. There- 
fore, many feel that the 
connection between the 
artist and the listener isn't 
there and the whole ex- 
citement of purchasing 
the disc for that reason 
makes music less personal. 
Record labels are going all 
out with their vinyl pack- 
aging. They include stellar 
artwork and photography 
posters, full jacket books, 
and in some cases, promotional 
magazines. It also allows for more 
freedom in the design because vinyl 
can come in all sorts of shapes and 

While "Abbey Road" by The 
Beatles seems to be among the 
most popular to be sold, bands 
such as The White Stripes, Foo 
Fighters, and Pink Floyd are high 
in the ranks as well. More and more 
mainstream bands are jumping 

aboard. Madonna and Elvis Cos- 
tello recently reissued albums onto 
LP format, and many bands includ- 
ing The Killers, Jack s Mannequin, 
and Keane are releasing their new 
albums on vinyl as well. 

Most local independent music 
stores have vinyl sections, while 
the national chain store BestBuy 
offers them online and in select 
stores. also launched 

Ben Waltz '11/ LA VIE 

a section on its website dedicated 
entirely to vinyl in October 2007. 

So dust off Dad s old turntable 
and spin a few records to see what 
all the fuss is about. Most of the 
new LP s are priced around $14.99, 
while used ones can be bought for 
as cheap as a penny. 

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1 Jl f hat do you prefer? 

\/\# LaVieasked LVC 

V V students to share 

their opinions about concerts 
via an online survey 

-Compiled by Beth Julian '09 

3.1% Have never been 
to a concert 

13% Have been to 
8-12 concerts 

25.1% Have been to 
12+ concerts 

56.5% Students prefer 
to go to a festival 

Do you prefer to see a single band 
play or go to a festival? 
(Based on 446 students) 

17.4% Prefer colleges 

18.8% Prefer to goto a 
performing arts center 

54.2% Respondents 
prefer to see a concert 

20.4% Prefer clubs 

How many concerts have you been to? 
(Based on 447 students) 

Which venue do you prefer 
to see a concert in? 
(Based on 437 students) 

4 La Vie Collegienne 
November 19, 2008 



top athletes share 
their top 5 

Michael Phelps 

Olympic swimmer, originally from 

1. "Overnight Celebrity" by 

2. "Burn" by Usher 

3. "Roses" by Out- 

4. "Till I Collapse" by 

5. "Smile" by G-Unit 

David Beckham 

English soccer player who current- 
ly plays for Los Angeles Galaxy 

1. "Wannabe" by Spice Girls 

2. "Waiting for 7: 18" by 
Bloc Party 

3. "Wonderwall" by 

4. "Kruder & Drof- 
meister" by Conver- 

5. "The Drug Don t Work" 
by The Verve 

Peyton Manning 

American football quarterback 
who currently plays for the India- 
napolis Colts 

1. "Achy Breaky Heart" 
by Billy Rae Cyrus 

2. "Caribbean Queen" 
by Billy Ocean 

3. "Stroke Me" by 
Billy Squier 

4. "Born To Run" by 
Bruce Springsteen 

5. "Take It Easy" by The Eagles 

Serena Williams 

Professional tennis player, origi- 
nally from Michigan 

1. "Whatever U Like" by Nicole 

2. "The Way I Are" by Ti 

3. "Give It to Me" by 

4. "My Humps" by 
Black Eyed Peas 

5. "Makes Me Won- 
der" by Maroon 5 

-Compiled by Samantha Shober '1 1 

Welcome to the Industry 

Three music majors gain first-hand experience 

Brittany Tobias '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Every college student 
wants to score that in- 
ternship; the one that's 
going to give them the 
edge over everybody else after 
graduation. This past sum- 
mer, three LVC students 
from the music business 
and music recording 
technology departments 
seized valuable internship 
opportunities in Harrisburg, 
Philadelphia; and Nashville, Tenn. 

Scott Keeler'09 

From June until August, Scott 
Keeler spent his days interning 
at RockDiva & SugarDaddy 
Publishing in Middle- 
town. During those three 
months, Keeler had plenty 
of responsibility, most of 
which was marketing for the 
company. He e-mailed people 
to have them check out the company 
and followed up on leads from those 
who were interested. 
"I wrote up a few contracts and 
handled some contract negotiations," 
says Keeler. In addition, he also took 
care of website maintenance and in- 
putting data into the company 

Keeler landed the spot 
by talking to the owner 
of the company, Sherri 
Mullen. Mullen runs the 
Nashville Songwriters Asso- 
ciation International (NSAl) and 
had a meeting at LVC last April. He 
approached her to talk about a pos- 
sible internship and "[Mullen] pretty 
much agreed to let [him] intern with 
her on the spot." 

Keeler feels that the summer in- 
ternship allowed plenty of experience 
and training that couldn't be taught 
in a classroom. His favorite part 
of the job was working with 
the contracts. 

However, g°i n g 
through websites and 
sending out marketing e- 
mails to hundreds of people 
was his least favorite job. 
"It's an important part of the 
job," Keeler admits, "but it was by 

far the most boring." 

Overall, Keeler feels much more 
knowledgeable about what he's get- 
ting into after graduation. 

Jonathan Mass '09 

For three summer months, Jon 
Blass spent countless hours in a 
Nashville studio with Grammy 
Award-winning independent mixing 
engineer and producer John Jaszcz. 

Blass was referred by an engineer 
and an artist whom he had previ- 
ously worked with, and both knew 
Jaszcz. Blass assisted engineering, 
facilitated hard drive management, 
sent mixes to clients, rushed to Fe- 
dEx to get packages shipped, and, 
of course, made coffee. 

"My favorite part of the job was 
being in the studio all day, every 
day, listening to and creating great 
music with skilled musicians and 
engineers," exclaimed Blass. As for 
his least favorite part however, it 
was spending 17 hours at the studio 
in one day, giving him at total of 72 
hours that week without any pay. 

When asked about having the op- 
portunity to meet or work with any- 

one famous, Blass has an impressive 
list. He worked with country artist Phil 
Vassar, the editor of Mix Magazine, 
Sarah Jones, and several well-known 
engineers. He also met several artists 
in the gospel world including Kurt 
Carr, Hezekiah Walker, Donald Law- 
rence, and producer Mano Hanes. 

Blass added that because he 
worked with an independent engineer, 
he was able to work with several other 
engineers in different situations. In ad- 
dition to the studio work with Jaszcz, 
he did some live recording in Chicago 
and Houston, as well as working in 
several other studios in Nashville. He 
met an extraordinary number of peo- 
ple and left at the end of the summer 
with a wallet full of business cards. 

Jeff Campbell '09 

For the past two summers, Jeff 
Campbell has spent his summer 
interning at 88.5 WXPN radio sta- 
tion in Philadelphia, helping with 
the "World Cafe with David Dye." 

At the beginning of the process, 
Campbell filled out an application and 
a resume. A week and a half later he 
had an interview, which caused him to 

miss Dutchmen Day, but landed him a 
job for the next two summers. 

In Philadelphia, Campbell set 
up microphones and equipment 
for sessions, editing interviews, 
archiving sessions, and organizing 
the archive closet. 

"My favorite part was having 
bands coming into the studio and 
performing and giving interviews," 
says Campbell. His least favorite 
part, however, was archiving, de- 
scribing it as "very tedious." 

While there, the list of people in 
the music industry expanded, in- 
cluding band acts. Notable names 
include Bela Fleck, Ryan Adams, 
Fountains of Wayne, The Fratellis, 
and Spearhead. Yet Campbell was 
able to keep it all in perspective. 

"In the end, they're just people," 
he says. 

Campbell met numerous peo- 
ple in the indie radio world, includ- 
ing tour managers, producers, and 
equipment managers. 

When asked if it was overall a 
good experience, Campbell simply 
replies, "Hell, yes." 



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Traveling tunes 

What are students listenting to abroad? 

Name: Caitlin Bedford 

Location: Montpellier, 

Popular genres: Rock 
and rap in both English and 
French; also French jazz/blues 

Popular artists: Metal- 
lica, Paramore, Indo chine, 

Reaction: "It s incredible 
how much [music] is not con- 
sidered profane. You can talk 
about sex, love, and all sort 
of things without being con- 
sidered wrong. They appreci- 
ate music and the freedom of 
expression that it brings. Not 
everyone may like the same 
types, but they can all at least 
agree that it is art and should 
be respected." 

Name: Katy Raines '11 
Location: Perugia, Italy 
Popular genres: Rock 
and techno, less pop than 

Popular artists: Ziano 
Ferro, Zucchero, Laura Pausi- 
ni, Elisa, Zero Assolute, Katy 
Perry, Rihanna, Coldplay 

Reaction: "I was surprised 
about how much American mu- 
sic is played here in stores and 
restaurants. Also, it seems to me 
that Italians enjoy more techno 
than Americans do. Much of 
the American music played 
here is either up-beat alterna- 
tive music or techno remakes of 
softer music. They seem to have 
something called 'house music 
where DJs use instruments to 
make some kind of techno mix." 


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Location: Berlin, Germany 
Popular genres: Techno, 
popular American R&B/ rap/ 
hip-hop, German pop, classic 
rock, alternative rock 

Popular artists: The 
Kings of Leon, Tweeed, Fettes 
Brot, Interpol, Various DJ s 

Reaction: "Most of the 
hip -hop is American, as is a 
large chunk of the mainstream 
radio rock. English bands seem 
to have a bit more clout in the 
European rock scene. Some 
of the new popular music has 
a style that would be outdated 
in the States." 

Name: Allison Goodyear 

Location: London 
Popular genres: Pop, 
hip -hop, rock 

Popular artists: The 

Kings of Leon, The Ting Tings, 
James Morrison, Rihanna, 
Kanye West, and The X Factor 
Reaction: " [England's] 
music is not really different from 
the U.S. They listen to a lot of 
the same things we do. You have 
your basic genres, but there's def- 
initely nothing even comparable 
to country. But most of the stuff 
we listen to in the U.S. is here 
too; its just a little bit delayed." 






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Where do you get 
your music? 

65% of504 students use iTunes 
or other download services 

54% share music with friends 
and family 

44% buy music from a store 

31% use free downloading 

23% get music from the library 

When do you listen 
to music? 

•97% of 508 students listen to 
music in the car 

•92% — When relaxing in 
dorm/ apartment/house 

•71% — While working out 

• 7 1 % — While doing homework 
•68% — When hanging out 

with friends/family 

Top 5 Genres 

.29% prefer Rock 
16% prefer Alternative 
14% prefer Country 
11% prefer Pop 
8% prefer Rap/Hip-Hop 

5 Favorite Albums 

Coldplay Viva La Vida 
•Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift 

Jason Mraz, We Sing. We 
Dance. We Steal Things. 

Carrie Underwood, Carnival 

Rihanna, Good Girl Gone 
Bad tied with 3 Doors Down, 3 
Doors Down 

Top 5 Songs 
of All Time 

•The Beatles, "Heyjude" 

• Queen, "Another One Bites 
the Dust" 

•The Beatles, "I Want To Hold 
Your Hand" 

•Timbaland ft. OneRepublic, 

• Survivor, "Eye of the Tiger" 

Top 5 Albums 
of All Time 

•Billy Joel, Greatest Hits 
The Beatles, The Beatles 

[White Album] 

Michael Jackson, Thriller 
Shania Twain, Come On 


Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The 

Compiled by Beth Julian '09 


La Vie Collegienne 
November 19, 2008 


As the President of Lebanon 
Valley College, I am very pleased to 
welcome you to the Lebanon Valley 
College Music Industry Conference. 

Music Business and Music Re- 
cording Technology are relatively new 
programs at this 
college, but they 
are attracting an 
increasing num- 
ber of majors and 
reflect a growing 
interest among 
students and 
the population 
at large. We are 
happy to be holding this conference 
at Lebanon Valley. 

I trust you'll enjoy your day at the 
college. yj 


Stephen C. MacDonald 

Ben Waltz '11 

Welcome to the Lebanon Valley 
College department of musics Music 
Industry Conference IV Fittingly you 
gather for this day-long immersion 
into the workings of the music indus- 
try on St. Cecilia's Day the patron 
saint of music, November 22. You 

honor us with 
your atten- 
dance, and I am 
confident that 
' your day will 
i be well spent. 
This fourth 
edition of the 
MIC would 
not be possible 
without the leadership of Professor 
Jeff Snyder and the Music Industry 
Student Association (MISA), the Au- 
dio Engineering Society (AES), and 
students from other majors. I have 
personally observed their many hours 
of preparation and hard work. We 
also acknowledge the cooperation 
and support of President Stephen C. 
MacDonald, the LVC Admission Of- 
fice, the staff and writers of La Vie Col- 
legienne, LVC Student Government, 
housekeeping and facilities-services 
professionals, food service, public 
safety officials, and many others 
whose efforts combine on a day like 
this to make such an event possible. 

Mark Mecham 
Chair, Department of Music 

Music Industry Conference 


8 a.m.- 

9 a.m. 

9 a.m.- 
9:20 a.m. 



(coffee and donuts 
will be available!) 

Opening Remarks 


ald, MISA President 
Jeff Campbell and 
AES President Matt 
Pribisco will open the 

9:30 a.m.- Ind - Recording 

10:50 a.m. En § ineers 


This panel is made 
up of recording en- 
gineers and studio 
owners who will cover 
issues regarding the 
music industry from 
their perspectives. Top- 
ics discussed include 
the closing of major 
recording studios and 
the future of anyone 
interested in becoming 
an engineer or record- 
ing studio owner. 

12:20 p.m 

Music Publishing 


This panel in- 
cludes music pub- 
lishers from all areas 
of music publishing 
and will cover pitch- 
ing songs to artists, 
movies, TV, getting 
licenses, etc. Anyone 
who writes songs or 
composes music is 
highly encouraged to 

Gigging Musicians 


This panel consists 
of professional musi- 
cians who will tell their 
personal stories and 
tips on how to succeed 
in the music industry 
from the standpoint of 
a performance. 

12:20 p.m.- Lunch 
1:20 p.m. MUND 


Students and signs 
will show the way to 
the right area for lunch 

11 a.m 
12:20 p. 


1:30 p.m.- 
2:50 p.m. 

Record Labels 


This is a panel 
that tackles issues 
focused on the ever- 
changing music in- 
dustry, the power 
of the internet, the 
crucial need for in- 
dependent labels, 
and offers infor- 
mation to anyone 
interested in getting 
signed to a label or 
wanting to create 
one of their own. 

Music Software 


In this workshop, 
Richard Hotchkiss, 
CEO of GVOX, and 
developers of Encore 
and MusicTime De- 
luxe software will 
demonstrate the lat- 
est software that helps 
compose, record, and 
print music. 

State of the 
' P' 1 B Industry 
4:30 p.m. LUTZ HALL 

This panel con- 
sists of individuals 
who will look at the 
complete music in- 
dustry and discuss 
the many facets and 
opportunities for 
anyone interested 
in getting involved 
in some way. It will 
include perspectives 
from a variety of 
professionals who 
have unique jobs in 
the industry. 

Closing Remarks 

4:30 p.m. lutzhall 

Guests of admis- 
sions will meet in 
after the raffle draw- 

Schedule compiled by 
Tony Gorick '1 1 


What are you expecting from or looking forward 
to at this year's Music Industry Conference? 

Juliana Morey 

Anthony Spinnato 

"The main thing I am looking 
forward to this year is the oppor- 
tunity to get my foot in the door 
of the music industry. It's not ev- 
ery day that important people in 
the industry head up to Annville 
for a conference. Last year when 
I attended; I was a freshman, so 
I was not very ambitious when I 
approached the panelists ... but I 
hope to at least get some e-mail 
addresses this year." 

"I'm looking forward to meet 
ing with all the professionals in 
the music business industry. Just 
meeting them in general is really 
awesome. Its very generous of 
them to come to our school." 

Stefan Mover 

Matt Gryzlo 

"I think the thing I'm looking 
forward to the most this year is the 
fact that we are getting a lot of great 
and important people from all over 
the industry coming to speak. I was 
notified the other day that we have 
even had musicians from far away 
requesting to speak at our confer- 
ence, which says a lot for how great 
it will be." 

Jeff Willet 

Brian Kerns 

I am really looking forward to 
hearing about different experiences 
that different kinds of musicians 
have had in their specific areas of 
the industry. I am looking forward 
to the music software workshop to 
learn about different kinds of music 
software. I would also like to hear 
the kind of tricks and advice that 
the panelists have for succeeding in 
the music industry. 

"I'm looking forward to learn- 
ing more about the music indus- 
try and how it's run by the pro- 

"Well, I haven't seen a list of 
stuff going on for this year's MIC 
yet, so I have no idea. Something 
similar to last year's Korg demon- 
stration or sales pitch would be 
cool, though." 

Compiled by 
Andrea Hoover '1 1 

La Vie Collegienne 
November 19, 2008 


Music Industry Conference« 

Who's who at MIC? 

Industry insiders come to Annville to share their knowledge 

H Robert Case 
President of 
New Pants Publish- 
the years Case has 
been able to pro- duce and release 
CDs that have 

made it in 26 various catergories on 

the Grammy Entry List including 

Album of the Year among others. 

Case has had his songwriters songs 

on TV shows including South Park. 

Harry Dean 

Member of the 
Bloodhound Gang 

Dean is also 
known as DJ Q; 

Dan Newell 

Manger Guitar 
Center in Harris- 
burg , Co-Owner of 
the Greenroom Recording Studio 

Emily Kalda 

Product Manger (Service Planner) 
forHelio, RealNetworks, Rhapsody. 

Emily graduated from Lebanon 
Valley College in 2003 with BA in 
Music and a BA in Music Business. 

She currently works at Real Net- 
works in the Music on Demand 
section doing Music, Ringtones, 
and Ringback tones for cell phones 
(Verizon and Helio) and for the PC. 
She is a Service Planner/ Product 
Manager and is currently working 
on a sales proposal to win another 
large client. 

She hopes to offer the current 
students her experience, advice, and 
encouragement, as well as to answer 
questions about the telecommuni- 
cations industry and digital music - a 
unique job that some students may 
be unaware of! 

Russ Diamond 

Owner of 
Raintree Pro- 

has helped 
Raintree pro- 
vide CD, DVD, and cassette 

manufacturing and other critical 
services for independent musicians, 
record labels and the software/ data 
storage industry. 
Sherri Mullen 
Owner ofRockDiva & SugarDad- 
dy Publishing 

Mullen has had three full-length 
CDs realeased and has been an 
ning singer/ 
j songwriter 
I MM that has re- ceived the 
Society of Composers, Authors & 
Publishers (ASCAP) PLUS Award 
four times. She is also a coordinator 
of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chap- 
ter of the Nashville Songwriters As- 
sociation International (NSAl) that 
creates workshops and has recently 
added a Lebanon Valley College 
Chapter. Mullen has had her songs 
featured on TV, radio and film, and 
continues to actively develop proj- 
ects around the world. 
ZachNeil . 
President of I 
East Coast Inde- 

Neil presides - » 
over the north- I 

east-based pro- 

motions and mar- 
keting company 
ECI that works with discovered and 
undiscovered talent to help estab- 
lish long-term careers in the music 
industry today. Neil emphasizes 
that ECI is based on DIY ethics and 
strives for mainstream success for all 
bands involved. 
Paula Savastano 
Director of Royalties at Spirit Mu- 
sic Group. Owner of 
Savastano, Schmel 
& Associates, LLC 
Savastano has 
worked in the mu- 
sic business for 
n over 15 years after 
beginning her mu- 
sic career working in the Opera Ad- 
ministration and helping companies 
such as Wolf Trap Opera and The 


Greater Miami Opera. Savastano 
was then hired at Broadcast Music, 
Inc. (BMI) in the Writer and Pub- 
lisher Relations Dept. and has since 
been held in other positions includ- 
ing Editor and Copyright Coordina- 
tor for Cherry Lane Music s print 
division and Director of Licensing 
and Royalties at Musical Heritage 
Society, among 

Darren Wal- 

Co-Owner /La- 
bel Manager of Jade- 
Tree Records 
Walters has been 
involved in managing bands that 
include Paint it Black, The Loved 
Ones, Lifetime, Jets to Brazil, Strike 
Anywhere and Kid Dynamite. 

Brad Zabel- 

Owner of Trav- 
eling Tracks remote 
and mastering stu- 


a hand in mastering; 

r traveling 
and recording an array ot trackSi 


bands to high schools in 
an attempt to assist individuals in- 
terested in music. 


Owner of 
Sound Studios/Produc- 
tion Company 

Trojcak is the founder and presi- 
dent of Progressive Enterprises in 
Elizabethtown, PA and is now in the 
company's 23 rd year. He has special- 
ized in audio production and has 
composed for radio, television and 
stage. Trojcak has clients that in- 
clude The Real Estate Cyber Space 
Society in Boston and has earned 
national reputation for his work. 
He is an musician himself, as an or- 
ganist at local churches and playing 
keyboards in the jazz trio Fresh, and 
has helped advise Dauphin County 
Vo-Tec School and Harrisburg Area 
Community College. Trojcak is an 

adjunct professor at Lebanon Valley 
College and is hoping to continue 
is mentoring of youth through his 
inspirational book "FOCUS ON 
THE LIGHT" based on his com- 
pany about turning 
H^H an idea into reality, 
fet Joe Mattis 

I — YjrXfV"] Executive Pro- 
^| M4yj# r ducer of Slugfest 
m Records 

Mattis has been r , c1 

slugfestrecords a P art of the Sa- 
fest Records Artist 

Development Company and has 
over 15 years of other experience for 
labels such as Island, Polygram, Uni- 
versal Music, and King Biscuit Ent. 

Richard Hotchkiss 

CEO ofGVOX, makers of Encore, 
MusicTime Deluxe, and MasterTracks 
Pro music software. 

Hotchkiss is an accomplished 
cellist who has performed Grammy 
Award-winning music on the sound- 
track to Standing in the Shadows of 
Motown with the Funk Brothers, 
among others. He has also had the 
opportunity to perform with Barry 
Manilow, Rod Stewart, Meat Loaf, 
Paul Anka, Natalie Cole, Frank Si- 
natra Jr., Johnny Mathis and oth- 
ers. Hotchkiss has also performed 
in front of First Lady Barbara Bush, 
among other dignitaries. 

John Harris 

CEO of the John Harris Group 

Harris uses his company to be a 
Consultancy to the Entertainment, 
Sports, Hospitality, and the Gaming 
Industry. He has developed music 
industry conferences on the east 
coast, including the annual Millen- 
nium Music Conference in Harris- 
burg, PA. 

Courtney Schmehl 

Licensing & Copyright Depart- 
ment- Turn Up the Music (TUMT 


Schmehl graduated from LVC in 
2005 as a music business major. 

She currently works at an inde- 
pendent record label in the music 
licensing department. 

She looks forward to sharing her 
experience with those interested in 
the industry. She explained: 

"Its important to learn about a 
field before you decide to enter it. 
Plus, any excuse to come back to the 
campus I love..." 

Tom Volpicelli 

President & Head Engineer, The 
Mastering House, Inc. 

Volpicelli has been a contribu- 
tor to the Philadelphia area record- 
ing community since the early '90s. 
His credits 
include mix- 
ing and/or 
live perfor- 
mances for 
such legend- 
ary artists as 
The Who, 
Iggy Pop, 
Kansas, Jerry 



Lee masteringhouse 

Lewis, and Pat Bena- 

tar, as well as work for many national 

and regional artists. 

As an engineer for the nationally 
syndicated radio show "The King 
Biscuit Flower Hour" he has helped 
produce and engineer shows for a 
veritable "who's who" of rock art- 
ists, including The Rolling Stones, 
The Kinks, Eric Clapton, Bachman 
Turner Overdrive, U2, Lynyrd 
Skynyrd, Dave Edmunds and Fleet- 
wood Mac. 

Tom is currently an adjunct pro- 
fessor at LVC. 

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November 19, 2008 


MIC in the making 

A glimpse at the conference's planning and success 

Sarah Kaltreider '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Four years is all it takes. 

In 2004 ; LVC introduced the 
first-ever Music Industry Confer- 
ence (MIC). The intent for the 
MIC was to give students an abil- 
ity to form connections and speak 
with professionals who are in the 
business they want to pursue. 

Fast-forward to 2008, and MIC 
has turned into a success. The 
MIC took a hiatus in 2005 but re- 
sumed in 2006 and was renamed 
LVC -MIC. (Previously MIC was 
co-hosted with Albright College). 
Ever since, LVC -MIC has grown in 
attendance and respect. 

In 2007, Jeff Snyder, associate pro- 
fessor of music, started a course — 

Ben Waltz '11 / LA VIE 
ments to share some of his guitar skills in his office 

MBS 179 — in which students plan 
and host the event. Students of all 
disciplines are invited to participate, 
although the course consits primar- 
ily of music business and music re- 

cording technology majors. 

The first year of MIC experi- 
enced a scramble to find companies 
to participate, which has completely 
turned around in todays confer- 

ence. An increasing number of com- 
panies are contacting the organiza- 
tion due to the fact of how huge it 
has become. 

It may be surprising to hear, but 
panelists usually come for free. Each 
are offered something such as gas 
money or a small fee but most de- 
cline the favor. 

The introductory year experi- 
enced financial difficulties with the 
event barely breaking even. That 
has diminished at each conference 
since then as more money is left 
over from previous conferences. 

One student job for the event is to 
ask for ads and panelists. While com- 
pleting this task, the students also or- 
ganize fundraisers and set up the entire 
one-day event. 

To put together the event, students 
are broken into teams and paired with 

"elders" (seniors). Each group is re- 
sponsible for a particular activity. For 
instance, one group may do marketing 
while another focuses on financing. 

To ensure the process flows well 
each year, the "elders" create a how-to 
booklet designed specifically to out- 
line what it takes to run a conference. 

An idea unique to LVC-MIC is al- 
lowing prospective students to enter the 
event for free. Admissions first examines 
high school students who propose an 
interest in the college for the music busi- 
ness or music recording technology pro- 
grams. These students are then invited 
to spend the day at MIC. 

A special thanks to Snyder for 
providing the information regard- 
ing the history of MIC. 

S. KALTREIDER sek004(S) 

Alyssa Bender '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Does anyone actually go to a 
store and buy a CD now-a-days? 

It seems like with the newest tech- 
nology, there is no point in owning 
the actual CD of your favorite band. 

Without even leaving the com- 
fort of your desk chair, you can 
browse iTunes, Apple s online mu- 
sic store. Here you can buy whole 
albums or just individual songs. 

A slightly freeloader-ish way to ac- 
cumulate music would be to get your 
friends to burn you CDs for free. An- 
other free way, but also against the 

law, is the Internet download. 

Is there any reason to go to FYE 
anymore? Ann Marie Crider Tl 
doesn't think so. She prefers to burn 
music from friends, recently acquir- 
ing 500 songs from one in particular. 

Tm not as into music as many oth- 
er people are," she explains. "When I 
have a CD or a burned CD from a 
friend, I can listen to that for a really 
long time without getting sick of it." 

She says that the last time she bought 
a CD from the store was last spring. 

Sean Deffley Tl prefers iTunes 
rather than making the trip to the mall. 

"I generally get my music from 
iTunes because I don't have to go to 

An endangered species 

Students discuss fate of the CD 

! St 

He also takes advantage of a 
feature particular to iTunes, stating 
that he prefers he can "just pick one 
song" as an option rather than buy- 
ing the whole album. 

Since it was introduced in 2001, 
iTunes has quickly gained in popu- 
larity among music lovers. After a 
milestone of 100 million songs sold 
in the summer of 2004, the soft- 
ware's popularity has grown expo- 
nentially, reaching the mark of five 
billion songs sold on June 19, 2008. 

Yet some still prefer to make the 
trip to the store. 

"I prefer to buy the actual 

CD," says Brianna Long T 1. She likes 
to burn CDs as well but does not use 

Alison Reed '12 chooses to buy her 
CDs in the store, too, although she hasn't 
bought a CD for a couple of months. 
Additionally, she bums CDs and uses 

Along with these methods of 
acquiring music, half of those inter- 
viewed admitted to having down- 
loaded music illegally at least once, 
one student feeling the need to 
justify the assertion with the state- 

ment, "the last time was four years 
ago, though." These trends are evi- 
denced in music sales as well. 

According to, re- 
cord sales for the top 10 albums in 2000 
sold a combined 600 million copies. In 
2006, the top 10 sold just 25 million. 

Students and other individuals 
are choosing the more convenient 
and often cheaper routes of iTunes 
by burning CDs and illegally down- 
loading, which is not a good sign 
for the music industry. 

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Worst Album Titles 

Sometimes it's the artist's name; sometimes it's 
the title of one of the songs. The title of a band's 
album is usually pretty run-of-the-mill. However, 
there are some albums titles that make you ask 
u Where the heck did they get that from?" Here are 
the 20 Worst Album Titles according to 

20. C-Murder: The Truest 
Shit I Ever Said (2005) 

19. Fall Out Boy: Fall Out 
Boy s Evening Out with Your 
Girlfriend (2003) 

18. The Kinks: The Kinks 
are the Village Green Preser- 
vation Society (1968) 

17. Madonna: Music 

16. Fiona Apple: When 
the Pawn Hits the Conflicts 
He Thinks Like a King What 
He Knows Throws the Blows 
When He Goes to the Fight 
and He'll Win the Whole 
Thing 'Fore He Enters the 
Ring There's No Body to Bat- 
ter When Your Mind Is Your 
Might So When You Go Solo, 
You Hold Your Own Hand 
and Remember That Depth Is 
the Greatest of Heights and If 
You Know Where You Stand, 
Then You'll Know Where to 
Land and If You Fall It Won't 
Matter, Cuz You Know That 
You're Right (1999) 

15. Toby Keith: Shock n 
Y all (2003) 

14. Kansas: Point of Know 
Return (1977) 

13. Keith Murray: Rap- 
Murr-Phobia (The Fear Of 
Real Hip-Hop) (2007) 

12. Squeeze: Cosi Fan 
Tutti Frutti (1985) 

11. Elton John: Captain 
Fantastic and the Brown Dirt 
Cowboy (1975) 

10. The Butthole Surfers: 
Hairway to Steven (1988) 

9. Cher: Not.Com.mercial 

8. Deep Purple: Purpen- 
dicular (1996) 

7. Salt-n-Pepa: A Salt With 
a Deadly Pepa (1988) 

6. Mustard Plug: Skapoca- 
lypseNow! (1992) 

5. Public Enemy: How You 
Sell Soul To A Soulless People 
Who Sold Their Soul? (2007) 

4. Genesis: From Genesis 
to Revelation (1969) 

3. John Oates: Phunk Shui 

2. R. Kelly: Chocolate Fac- 
tory (2003) 

1. Limp Bizkit: Chocolate 
Starfish and the Hotdog Fla- 
vored Water (2000) 

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A new IDEA 

Students to evaluate courses and professors online 

Sarah Grodzinski '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

For the first time in LVC histo- 
ry, students will be able to evaluate 
their courses and professors by an 
online system called the Individual 
Development and Educational As- 
sessment (IDEA) this fall. 

For almost nine years, LVC 
students have used a paper-based 
system to interact with the faculty 
and staff and give their feedback for 
each of the courses they took. Now, 
the college is trying something dif- 
ferent— IDEA. 

The system was created in Kan- 
sas State University in 1975 and is 
used by more than 120 different 
universities throughout the coun- 
try. In this way, the college can com- 
pare its results to the same courses 
in many other schools. 

"This system has much more po- 
tential for helping faculty to improve 
their courses than our old instru- 
ment had/' said Dr. Michael Fry, pro- 
fessor of mathematical sciences and 
the head IDEA contact on campus. 

However, there are some draw- 
backs to the system, according to 

"I definitely think because you 
are doing it on your own time, you 
will get extreme responses: if you 
really like a professor or really dis- 
like them," said Margaret Prebula 
'09, English and secondary educa- 
tion. "It's not something students 
will want to do on their own." 

Christie Stratos '09, also an Eng- 
lish major, agrees. 

"Taking the evaluation in class 
meant that everyone had to fill it 
out, but if we are simply sent a sur- 
vey through e-mail, not everyone 
will complete it and the results will 
not be as accurate," she said. 

However, Fry has faith that they 
will be accurate. 

In 2006 he helped set up a com- 

^This system has 
much more po- 
tential for helping 
faculty to improve 
their courses than 
our old instru- 
ment had.** 


Professor of Mathematical Sciences 

mittee of four different professors 
and a student to make recommen- 
dations for the evaluations. This 
system was evaluated and tested 
last spring in about 30 courses. Af- 
ter this was used, the committee 
voted that this was the most effi- 
cient system for evaluations. 

In these courses, Fry says 90 
percent of the students responded. 

About two weeks before the end 
of classes, students will receive an 
email and a link to complete the 
class evaluations. Students will also 
receive constant reminders. 

There are two types of emails: a 
short form with 18 questions and a 
diagnostic form with 47 questions. 
The process only takes about ten or 
fifteen minutes to complete and is 
easy to follow. 

With questions designated 
"learning objectives" and instruc- 
tional methods and practices, as 
well as the quality of the course 
and the student's own level of ef- 
fort, IDEA provides a much more 
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former evaluation system previ- 
ously asked. 

After the courses are evaluated; 
reports about each course go to the 
instructor, the department chair- 
person, and the dean. They arrive 
within a few weeks along with rec- 
ommendations about the teaching 
methods. Professors can find out 
which style of teaching is right for 
their specific class. The students 
play an important role in the pe- 
riodic reviews professors receive 
from the department and the dean. 

"IDEA can be a tool for ongo- 
ing course improvement/' Fry said 

"I like the systems flexibility/' 
commented Dr. Grant Taylor, pro- 
fessor of art history and digital com- 
munications. "The student can com- 
plete the evaluation online within a 
two -week timeframe. I hope the stu- 
dents take the time to complete the 
online evaluations. The evaluations 
are important in both advancing 
better teaching practices and pro- 
viding ongoing career development 
for all professors. An honest and 
considered evaluation will, I believe, 
benefit all fellow and future students 
and the college as a whole." 

The deadline for completing 
these evaluations is December 5. 

To find out more about the 
IDEA evaluation, students can visit 
http : / / 

S. GRODZINSKI slg002(S) 

& Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to 
provide readers with complete 
and accurate information. To 
that end, we welcome and en- 
courage notification of any 
mistakes. Readers who wish 
to submit corrections should 
send an email to lavie(S), 
subject line: Corrections. 

from the previous issue 
November 12 th \ Vol 76, No. 9 


Page 1 

Although identified as a stu- 
dent library worker in the cap- 
tion "Worker Woes," Amanda 
Keith TO is not affiliated with 
recent student opposition to 
policy changes. 

11-13-08 | Arnold Sports Center Locker Room 


A student reported cash was removed from his wallet in the sports 
center football locker room. Anyone with any information should 
contact Public Safety. 

11-13-08 | Neidig-Garber Science Center 

Medical assist 

A Public Safety officer assisted Annville ambulance. Student was trans- 
ported to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 

SuperFan card proposed 

SGA also discusses library workers 7 protest 

The school is in talks with PennDOT 
about installing a traffic light or advi- 
sory lights at the intersection. 

A new program called the "Super- 
Fan Card" was proposed for students 
who attend campus sporting events. 
The punch card would get validated 
at each sporting event a student at- 
tends. Once filled, the card can be 
redeemed for a free T-shirt. 

The Rev. Patrick Salomon '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The fate of student workers at 
the library was the first order of 
business for Student Government 
Monday night. 

SGA officials had met with Dr. 
Bryan Hearsey, Acting Vice Presi- 
dent of Academic Affairs & Dean of 
the Faculty, to hear opposing sides 
of the issue. 

There is, allegedly, no evidence 
that student jobs are in jeopardy. 
Grievances posed by the student 
workers are due in part to a series 
of miscommunications between 
student workers and Frank Mols, 
the director of Bishop Library. 

After discussion, SGA detrem- 
ined it has little power to help ame- 
liorate the situation other than to 
encourage a meeting between the 
student workers and Mols. 

Also discussed was the intersection 
of Route 934 and Sheridan Avenue. 



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11/15 at Lycoming 

Field Hockey: 

11/12 vs. New England 
11/15 vs. Middlebury* 


11/13 vs. Carnegie Mellon L, 0-3 

Men's Basketball: 

11/16 at Moravian 

Women's Basketball: 

11/15 at Rowan 

11/18 at Trinity Vv 

Ice Hockey: 

11/14 vs. Hobart 
11/15 vs. Elmira 


11/15 vs. Cabrini Men: W, 124-78 

Women: L, 94-109 

Cross Country: 

11/15 NCAA Mid-East Regionals 
Men: 22 of 43 

Women: 32 of 44 

r denotes neutral site 

Upcominq Games 

For a complete 
schedule of upcoming 
games, visit: 

The women's basketball 
team's first game was post- 
poned due to condensation on 
the floor of the court, but they 
took yesterday's game readily, 
led by a 16-point performance 

by Lori Lidlow '10. ..The 
men's team played strong in 
their first game on the season 
but fell 63-68 to Moravian, 
shooting 47.9 from the floor. 
Dan Hodge '09 led the team 
with 21 points, and Sean Ma- 
cintosh '12 scored 11 in his 
Dutchmen debut.. .The cross 
country team competed in the 
NCAA Mid-East Regionals on 
Saturday in Waynesburg, Pa... 
The swimming team split its 
match-up against Cabrini with 
the men winning and the wom- 
en falling short in the meet. 


Football fumbles conference title 

Despite the loss, the team turns in a solid 2008 season 

Ryan Zvorsky '09 

Circulation Manager 

Nobody gave this team a chance to 
vie for the conference crown as it re- 
ceived enough votes to finish sixth in 
the preseason poll in the conference. 

When the season ended Saturday 
afternoon ; the LVC football program 
finished in sole possession of second 
place, finishing the 2008 season with 
a 6-4 record and a 4-3 mark in Mid- 
dle Atlantic Conference play under 
Head Coach Jim Monos. 

As the Dutchmen traveled to 
Lycoming in a MAC showdown, 
it was the Warriors who were 
crowned co-champions with Dela- 
ware Valley and received an auto- 
matic NCAA birth, defeating LVC 
by a final score of 23-15. 

Joe Brennan '10 finished an out- 

standing campaign, hauling in sev- 
en catches for 112 yards and two 
touchdowns in the defeat. 

In the first quarter of play, the 
Dutchmen wasted no time scoring 
on their first possession of the con- 
test, as Brennan was on the receiving 
end of the 20-yard strike from quar- 
terback Caleb Fick '1 1 to make it 7-0 
after the Brittany Ryan ' 1 1 PAT. 

Brennan and classmate Matt 
Donley '10 were responsible for 
five catches for 71 yards on the 
11 -play, 4:35 drive. 

Lycoming was able to get on the 
board later in the first on a Scott Er- 
ikson 28-yard field goal that sailed 
through the uprights to make it 7-3. 

On the second drive for LVC, 
Fick was picked off on his first pass, 
giving the Warriors perfect field 
position on the Valley 39. 

Eight plays later, Lycoming took 
a 10-7 lead after Josh Kleinfelter 
barreled in from six yards out. 

The Valley came right back to 
take the lead, with Brennan play- 
ing hero once again, coming down 
with a 21 -yard reception on a cru- 
cial third and 13 to make it 13-10. 

On the drive, Brennan came up 
with a catch on third and 16 to move 
the chains, and classmate Bryan 
Lynch TO scampered 13 yards on a 
third and four to keep the drive alive. 

On Lycoming's next possession, 
Erikson put three more points on 
the board as he converted on his 
second field goal try of the after- 
noon, hitting a 24-yard attempt to 
tie the score at 13-13 at halftime. 

Both teams traded turnovers 
early in the third quarter; LVC took 
the lead on a mistake by Warriors 

quarterback Colin Dwyer as he was 
called for intentional grounding 
while being rushed inside the one- 
yard line. The referees awarded the 
Dutchmen with a safety, giving the 
team a 15-13 lead. 

At the start of the fourth quar- 
ter, the see-saw battle continued as 
Erikson booted another field goal 
try, this one from 23 yards out, giv- 
ing Lycoming the 16-15 advantage. 

The LVC offense sputtered on its 
final four drives in the fourth quarter 
and could never recover from Fick's in- 
terception which resulted in a 13-yard 
touchdown for the Warrior defense. 

Tailback Charlie Parker TO rushed 
for 85 yards on 27 carries as seniors 
Andrew Shambach '09, Brian Cottone 
'09, and Bill Dixon '09 ended their ca- 
reers with 15 combined tackles. 
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hockey season 
ends in Maine 

Steven H. Wisner '09 

La Vie Sports Editor 

After a dominating win on their 
home turf, the field hockey team's sea- 
son came to an abrupt halt on Satur- 
day in Brunswick, Maine as the Valley 
fell to #6 Middlebury College. 

The Panthers opened up the scor- 
ing with the clock at 6:50 off the stick 
of Chase Delano. LVC, however, was 
able to shut the Panthers' offense 
down for the rest of the half. Offen- 
sively, the Valley received a much 
needed goal by Danielle Blase TO, 
closing out the half in a 1- 1 tie. 

Middlebury, however, came out 
strong in the second half, scoring 
three early goals before the Dutch- 
men could respond. 

Down 4-1, Shelly Lobach '11 
notched a goal in the 48th minute, 
bringing the Valley back within two, 
but goalie Caitlin Pentifallo and the 
Panther defense held them there. 

Delano closed out the scoring 20 
minutes later with her third and final 
goal of the game, icing the 5-2 victory 
for the Panthers. 

Throughout the game, the Dutch- 
men hung tough. Goalkeeper Caitlin 
Baro TO recorded 15 saves between 
the pipes as she was tested all daylong, 
as Middlebury s offense spent much 

of their time in Dutchmen territory. 

Oppositely, in the team's NCAA 
first round match-up, Baro was rela- 
tively quiet. The Valley held a com- 
manding advantage in that game 
against the New England Pilgrims, 
allowing only one shot on the Dutch- 
men goal. 

In the game, LVC beat New Eng- 
land 6-0 to open NCAA play. 

Rookie sensation Jocelyn Novak 
'12 provided much of the damage, 
recording her second post-season hat- 
trick. Novak's three goals pushed her 
season total to 32 to lead the squad. 

The Valley was so dominant that 
the Pilgrim's side of the field saw all the 
action, with the Dutchmen recording 
30 more shots on goal. 

LVC ended the season with a 19-4 
overall record with two of the four 
loses coming against Messiah, the 
NCAAs top ranked team. 

This was the fourth straight season 
the Valley received an NCAA bid and 
the first season the Dutchmen failed 
to reach the semi-finals since 2005. 

In the wake of the season Amber 
Corcoran '09, Wolfe, Novak, and 
Lobach have all been named all- 
region by the National Field Hockey 
Coaches' Association. 


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Volleyball's first 
NCAA bid cut short 

Matt Martin '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Courtesy Sports Information 
The LVC women's volleyball team 
ended their record-breaking season 
Thursday with a loss to Carnegie Mel- 
lon, 0-3. 

Erin Yost '09 dished out 26 assists 
and eight digs, while sophomore sen- 
sations Joelle Snyder '11 and Emily 
Hopkins '11 combined for 19 kills in 
the game. 

Even though the recent loss shad- 
ows the season's success, the clouds 
have a silver lining. 

The 22-game win streak accumu- 
lated by the Dutchmen totaled the 
number of victories for the entire 
2007 season. 

For his achievements with the 
team, Coach Wayne Perry was award- 
ed his third Commonwealth Confer- 
ence Coach of the Year Award. Much 
of his success can be attributed to a 
team that saw four members of the 

2008 squad earn all-star honors. 

Erin Yost '09 was crowned Com- 
monwealth Conference Player of 
the Year, while receiving a first team 
all-conference nod. Yost set the pace 
for the Dutchmen all season, landing 
11.19 assists per game, which ranked 
second in the NCAA Division III. 

Sophomores Emily Hopkins '11 
and Joelle Snyder '11 also received 
first team honors, helping the Valley 
lay claim to the title of the top ranked 
offense in the conference for 2008. As 
a whole, the team combined for 1,575 
kills, while putting up an impressive 
.243 hitting percentage. 

Senior Brandi Roth '09 earned 
second team all-conference honors 
for anchoring the LVC defensive line. 
Roth dug out 534 balls, which ranks 
third in program history The feat 
places her second on the career digs 
list with 1,742. 

The 2008 season marked a historic 
year full of impressive firsts for the 
dominant women's volleyball team. 

The girls went a perfect 14-0 on 
their home court and won the Com- 
monwealth Conference Champi- 
onship for the first time in program 
history. The team also corralled the 
program's first NCAA bid. 

M. MARTIN mam006(3) 


»> Out of the NCAA ranks 

Both field hockey and volleyball 
were knocked out of their re- 
spective NCAA tournaments this 
week with tough losses, ending 
two impressive seasons 
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Dr. George 'Rinso' Marquette passes away at 84 

An icon remembered 

Steven H. Wisner '09 

La Vie Sports Editor 

Ryan Zvorsky '09 

Circulation Manager 

"The two key ingredients are a job 
you enjoy and a good spouse." 

These are the famous words about life 
spoken by the late Dr. George Reynolds 
"Rinso" Marquette '48, one of the most 
selfless men ever to grace the campus of 
Lebanon Valley College. 

Sadly he lost his fight with cancer on 
Saturday Oct. 15, passing away at the age 
of 84. His death has had a deep impact on 
the college he retired from 18 years ago. 

Marquette has always been tightly 
linked with the Valley. In fact, he found 
both his 'key ingridents' here. 

Both he and his wife, Rufina Mar- 
quette '5 1, graduated from LVC. 

Additionally the 1948 graduate of 
LVC spent over 46 years as a student, 
three-sport athlete, head basketball 
coach, head baseball coach, chairman of 
the physical education department, and 
Vice President for Student Affairs before 
retiring in 1990. 

Even after retiring, he continued to 
stay connected to the campus he held so 
dearly in his heart. 

A prime example of this was when 
the kind-hearted Marquette made the 
two-hour bus ride on Dec. 7, 1999 to 
Juniata with head basketball coach Brad 
McAlester and the Dutchmen mens bas- 
ketball squad. 

Entering his fifth season, McAlester 
sat tied atop the teams all-time wins list 
with Marquette at 101 wins. With the 
71-52 victory over Juniata, McAlester 
surpassed Marquette. 

Courtesy Sports Information and La Vie archives 

MOURNING A LEGEND George R. Marquette (left) was a significant 
figure in LVC history. He coached the 1952-53 basketball team (above) to 

an NCAA Sweet-16 berth and was a talented enough athlete to play minor 
league baseball (right) 

Marquette wanted to be there for great talent to impact the lives of others team had no player taller than six feet, 

McAlester when it happened, and Mar- in a positive way' said Goclowski. "His one inch, and to reach the LSU game 

quette loved every moment. love and generosity for the LVC com- the Dutchmen needed to knock off 

McAlester remembers all the fond munity was, and is, inspiring. I admired Fordham University at the Palestra in 

memories he had with such a great indi- how he shared himself so generously in Philadelphia. With the game tied after 

vidual. service to others." regulation, LVC, the underdog, won an 

"Rinso and I went out to lunch ev- Goclowski fondly remembers his overtime thriller, 80-67. 

ery year before the season started/' said first interaction with Marquette. Marquette's teams continued to suc- 

McAlester. "He only talked [about] the "With a long and hearty handshake, ceed, posting records of 19-6 and 19-5 

positives." Rinso warmly welcomed me to the LVC the next two seasons, despite key player 

Rinso Marquette, who gained the community when I was hired in 2006 losses, 

nickname 'Rinso' at some point unbe- and remained a friend and mentor/' he Though the Sweet-16 run is the one 

knownst to him, never ignored prob- said. "Rinso's passion and enthusiasm thing that Marquette is most known for, 

lems and always focused on the positives were contagious. He used his keen intel- he actually started his affiliation with 

while respecting everyone. ligence and kindness in a way that would the school a decade before the amazing 

"Last year at the tournament [named leave you feeling inspired — he was a true NCAA run by the 1952-53 basketball 

in his honor] , Rinso gave our team a pow- coach and mentor." squad as a student and an athlete, 
erful and uplifting pre-game speech," said Marquette respected everyone and in In 1942, Marquette entered the 

the women's guard Amie Bickert '09. return, he gained respect. school as a freshman, completing just 

Women's basketball coach Todd Go- "In taking his team through the great- a single semester before serving in the 

clowski invited Marquette to give that est of seasons, Mr. Marquette has won United States Air Force during World 

speech with his former player from the the respect of every one of his ballplay- War II. He served as a radio operator and 

1952-53 Sweet-16 team, Howie Landa. ers, and without his constant encourage- gunner on bombing missions, where he 

The speech helped the women's squad ment, these victories would have been put his life on the line for 34 months, 

win the tournament, the first two wins of an improbability," reads the La Vie article After his service ended, he returned 

a sizzling 14-0 start. printed following the Valley's Sweet-16 to the Valley, earning his degree in 1948 

"He was inspiring as he spoke to us loss to Louisiana State University on after starring in football, basketball, and 

about how to win," said Megan Bish '09, March 20, 1953. baseball for the Dutchmen. 
Bickert's teammate. "In order to win we This, the greatest of seasons for LVC In fact, Marquette was so athletic that 

needed to play hard and play scrappy, basketball, was Marquette's first year at he got a spring training invite and a shot 

and the key to that was playing with the helm. Marquette's Mighty Marauders to make the Majors in baseball, 

heart and leaving everything we had out recorded a 20-3 record in that 1952-53. Instead of going to spring training, 

on the floor." The Dutchmen remain the smallest in- Marquette told La Vie in Marchl990 he 

When speaking of Marquette's char- stitution to ever achieve this feat, enroll- ended his chances at the Major Leagues 

acter and love for LVC athletics, every ing only 400 students at the time. for the woman he loved. Instead, he went 

word of it is praise. The team was named "Cinderella back to school at Columbia Univer- 

"Rinso was a wonderful man with a and the Seven Dwarfs." The undersized sity earning his masters degree in 1951 

and finally getting married to Rufina F. 

"I knew I had found the woman I 
wanted to marry" Marquette said. "I 
have never regretted it." 

It is that kind of spirit and true love for 
life which has inspired the college com- 
munity for so many years, from his time 
as a student to his years as Vice President 
of Student Affairs. And it is that spirit 
that contiues to inspire. 

"Everyone knows the story from the 
1 953 team," said men's guard Kyle Enoch 
'09, who saw Marquette as more than a 
great guy who occupied the same seat 
above the locker room doors at every 
game. 'After the game, he would often 
have some words of wisdom, win or lose. 
He was truly a great member of the LVC 
community and will be sorely missed." 

Marquette was one of those figures 
on a college campus that continues to 
transcend time. 

"I've been following LVC since the 
1940s," said Harry Speece, an avid fan of 
Dutchmen sports, who has conducted 
extensive research into its history. "I have 
never known Lebanon Valley when he 
was not a major part of it. Lebanon Val- 
ley and Rinso were synonymous." 

Athletic director Rick Beard '90 
fondly remembers Marquette for who 
he was off the court and sports fields. 

"A great memory of him, I think, 
would always be around our Christmas 
parties that we would have up at Kreider- 
heim," said Beard. "He would always 
bring his trumpet and he would come 
up and he would always play Christmas 
carols...and everyone would sing along." 

Marquette's funeral was this after- 
noon at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in 
Annville at 1:30 p.m., and his body was 
laid to rest at the Mt. Annville Cemetery. 

After the service, a gathering was held 
in the West Dining Hall of the Mund 
College Center for a number of family 
and friends. Marquette is survived by his 
wife Rufina, a 1951 LVC graduate, two 
sons, four grandchildren, and one great- 

We now must wish a dear friend to 
the Valley a final goodbye. 

Rest in peace, Rinso ! 


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